Mod Junkiez Controller Review

About a month ago I wrote an article about the controller modding company Mod Junkiez. They offer services ranging from changing out buttons to doing full paint jobs (vinyl + plastic technically). As impressed as I was with a quick glimpse and pictures, I really wanted to get my hands on one to test out, and the good folks at Mod Junkiez obliged.

The controller they sent me to review is a Halo themed controlled. It is based off the dark green body of the controller that came with the special edition Halo 3 Xbox 360. There is no custom decoration, but as you can see below, the AYXB buttons have been changed out for gray versions to match the theme, the D-pad has been switched over to the new version, and special grips have been added to the thumbsticks.

For comparison, I took a shot of the original unmodded controller, and the one sent to me by Mod Junkiez. It’s easy to see the differences in the two. My favorite I think is the new AYXB buttons which really match the color of the controller.

The D-Pad, being one of the new versions, can be rotated. This drops the black part down so that it can be used as an NES style control pad.

One thing I did like about the controller was that the red grip pads can come off and on relatively easily. I can transfer them to a new controller if I wish. But when they are on, there’s no slippage while I’m playing.

I can’t really review the primary offering of Mod Junkiez, which is their special vinyl with plastic overlay decoration method, because I this controller is just a stock body. The bits that were modded however, were all done very nicely. I can’t find any problems, and the controller doesn’t seem like it was taken apart and rebuilt. Here are a few more pictures from different angles.

Overall, I’d rank this a 5/5 for the mods that were done on it. You can check out their online store if you’d like to get your hands on one.

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Andy Mercer
Andy Mercer is an undergraduate Civil Engineering student at Purdue University. Currently employed by ITaP (Information Technology at Purdue), he is interested in web design and programming. In his spare time he enjoys killing zombies and playing his 360.